News Roundup - Hour 1

Guest Host:

Katty Kay
News Roundup - Hour 1

The GOP announces a “Pledge to America.” President Obama touts new health care benefits now taking effect. And the White House prepares to lose key players after the midterms. A panel of journalists joins guest host Katty Kay for...

The GOP announces a “Pledge to America.” President Obama touts new health care benefits now taking effect. And the White House prepares to lose key players after the midterms. A panel of journalists joins guest host Katty Kay for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

Dante Chinni

correspondent for the Patchwork Nation Project for PBS NewsHour and the Christian Science Monitor.

Karen Tumulty

national political reporter, The Washington Post.

Greg Ip

U.S. economics editor, The Economist, and author of "The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World."

News Roundup Video

The panelists assess the GOP's "Pledge to America," a plan for bolstering the fragile U.S. economy that Republican leadership unveiled earlier in the week. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has called the Pledge "nonsense," claiming the numbers don't add up:

The panelists discuss the ongoing influence of the Tea Party movement ahead of the November elections and note that the activists emphasize different issues in various geographical areas. The PBS NewsHour, under Dante Chinni's direction, has just published a map of the nation tracking where Tea Party meet-ups have taken place over the past few months:

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